Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel

Tomáš Safarik

Private Consultant
"Historical, central and big, Maria Cristina is the total opposite to Akelarre, a boutique hotel with contemporary design which is located a 15-minute drive away from San Sebastian. So if this is not your kind of hotel, you have a great alternative there. But if you prefer the Belle Époque style to contemporary design, you will love Maria Cristina."

Stay at the Maria Cristina

In a hotel named after a queen, you are right to expect a regal ambience and royal service. And remember — historical does not mean old. Maria Cristina was thoroughly restyled in 2012, and it looks fresh and modern, while still retaining the original grandeur.If you are in an indoors mood, browse the vast hotel library and enjoy a good book in the comfort of your room. If you are feeling outdoorsy, you can walk to the beach, or take complimentary bikes and go for a ride around the town.


Maria Cristina is only a 7-minute walk from the very city centre of San Sebastian, and a 5-minute walk from the main beaches.


All of the 139 rooms have a contemporary decor with vintage touches. Some of them have private terraces, and many offer a river view.

Who is it for

Adults and families who want to stay in the centre will find this is a great place.  It’s also perfect for travellers who love grand historical hotels.

Amenities & Activities

Savour Asian-themed dishes in the Café Saigon, and tapas and Spanish main courses in the Bar San Sebastian. Learn to make pintxos — the Basque version of tapas — in the hotel cookery school, and don’t forget to check the dates for the seasonal pop-up restaurant run by a Michelin chef. If you are not in luck, there’s still delicious solace to be found in the two permanent hotel restaurants.

Do you like Maria Cristina?

Contact our manager to discuss all the details.

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